Carcinoma of esophagus: radiologic diagnosis and staging.

European journal of radiology

PubMedID: 12044696

Kumbasar B. Carcinoma of esophagus: radiologic diagnosis and staging. Eur J Radiol. 2002;42(3):170-80.
Esophageal carcinoma is an uncommon malignancy accounting for approximately 7% of gastrointestinal tract cancers and 1% of all cancers. Esophageal cancer still remains one of the most lethal of all cancers. Since a multimodality approach is presently used to treat esophageal cancer, early radiologic diagnosis and accurate tumor staging are essential to direct therapy toward cure or palliation. This article presents a review of radiologic diagnosis and staging of esophageal cancer.